Customizing a Thunder Roadster: Prototyping

Modern Tech

We used SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation to set up a computational fluid dynamic (CFD) analysis to verify that incoming air is adhering to the surface of the car and entering the hood scoop at racing speeds. SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD Rapid Prototyping 3D Printing FDM Technology AutomotiveIn our previous blog post we walked through the process of setting up an airflow study over the front of the Thunder Roadster.

Società Gomma Antivibrante SRL Slashes Prototypes with SIMULIAworks FEA

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Explains Quality System/Test Laboratory Manager Stefano Meli, “Analysis and definition of the overall product dimensions/footprint and laboratory development of the related load-failure diagrams, and subsequent prototype testing, are the most challenging portions of our product development process.”. was attracted by SOLIDWORKS® 3D product development solutions to leverage the robust and integrated SIMULIAworks FEA simulation capabilities. Reduce Prototypes and Lead Times.

3D Printing & Rapid Prototyping in Focus at SWW17

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3D Printed Spot Welder Increases Prototyping Capabilities

3D Design 3D Printing cnc diy instructables Matthew Borgatti microwave prototype prototyping RISD solidworks spot welding thingiverse ultimaker2 youtubeSpot welding is a process by which two pieces of metal are joined together in a permanent manner at a number of points (aka ‘spots’). This is done when an electrical current is passed... View the entire article via our website.

5 Basic Steps for Making a Functional Prototype

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3D printing a functional prototype is one of the most critical steps in the development of any product or solution. Plus, prototyping can be done in 5 easy steps. SOLIDWORKS Simulation 3D CAD Rapid Prototyping 3D Printing StratasysIt allows for testing, hands-on fit and finish testing and the ability to make design iterations on the fly before the final product is made. It allows for problems and defects to be found quickly, saving you both time and money.

Saving Costs with Virtual Prototyping

Javelin Tech Tips

Leveraging the combined powers of 3D solid modeling and design analysis software, engineers can now test a design on the computer instead of using prototype-test iterations for design. CAD models have become virtual prototypes, and design analysis has supplanted physical testing, enabling faster, less costly, and more optimized product development. Virtual prototyping. Prototypes vs. Design Analysis. Virtual Prototyping vs. Traditional Methods White Paper.

3D Hubs Helps Rapid Prototype the Perfect Chef’s Knife and Craft a $1 Million Kickstarter

A growing number of products are being developed thanks to rapid prototyping with 3D printers, producing better designed, more successful and higher quality products than ever before. 3D Design 3D Printing Business 3d hubs 3d rapid prototyping Dano Wall kickstarter kickstarter success makerbot misen knife Omar Rada rapid prototyping Solidworks 2014

Three Tools to Help You Pitch Your Ideas Before Prototyping

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We hear a lot about going from concept to design, and with SOLIDWORKS CAD that’s the easy part. What tools do you need to pitch your design and get that first prototype made? Once you have your CAD complete in SOLIDWORKS, the three tools that help you make a concept a reality are: SOLIDWORKS Composer , SOLIDWORKS Visualize and SOLIDWORKS Visualize Pro. SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD Visualize Features and Tips

3D Printing Living Hinge Prototypes: Best Practices


Prototyping living hinges, on the other hand, is not so simple. The Right Printers for the Job To be clear, not every 3D printer is suited for functional prototyping of living hinges. The parts were designed in SOLIDWORKS and transferred over to the Fortus software as STL files. If your existing design or model has a hinge layer thinner than 0.015”, we recommend re-designing the prototype thicker to achieve a working hinge capable of one-hundred (100) or more bend cycles.

Overcoming “What If” with Virtual Prototyping

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Now, what if you knew this while you were designing rather than when you were testing your first physical prototypes? According to a new report from Aberdeen Research, “Virtual Prototyping vs. Traditional Product Development Methods,” this fast-paced reality means that relying solely on hand calculations and testing of physical prototypes is no longer a viable design approach. Author information Mike Fearon Senior Manager Brand Offer Marketing, Dassault Systemes SOLIDWORKS.

Discover the New MakerBot Plus machines and prototyping with SOLIDWORKS 2017 [WEBINAR]

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Join us for a 3D printing webinar on Thursday, October 20, 2016 at 3:00 PM EDT as guest speaker Bennett Mayrock, Value Added Reseller Sales Manager at MakerBot, introduces their new line of MakerBot Plus desktop 3D printers for SOLIDWORKS users. During the webinar you will learn how leading SOLIDWORKS designers are taking advantage of MakerBot technology to prototype their products earlier in the design process. Discover: How SOLIDWORKS designers use their MakerBots.

SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2021: Enhanced Contact for Faster, More Stable and Accurate Results

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SOLIDWORKS® Simulation 2021 is the biggest release we have seen in many years! We remain focused on making Simulation easier and faster for SOLIDWORKS users to apply to their designs. SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2021 calculates contact interactions significantly faster than previous versions.

Custom Prototypes Reclaims AMUG Gold with Stunning Metal 3D Printed Roman Helmet

Last week, the Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG) held its annual conference in St. Louis, Missouri. Many 3D printing announcements came out of the show, but the one I’m most excited. View the entire article via our website.

New Seamless SOLIDWORKS Workflow with Proven Advanced Simulation (Abaqus) and Faster Collaboration

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From your favorite CAD SOLIDWORKS, in one click you can access the SIMULIA technology, solve (locally or on the cloud), and get results, and with another click, share the results with colleagues. New workflow with SOLIDWORKS accesses 3DEXPERIENCE® advanced simulation and collaborative apps.

Stratasys Is Bringing the Rapid Back to Prototyping at SOLIDWORKS World 2017

Stratasys Blog for a 3D World

No one knows better than SolidWorks users the importance of perfecting prototypes in the design stage, before they head off to manufacturing. That’s why if you haven’t already made plans to attend, you should reserve your place now at SOLIDWORKS World 2017 and experience Stratasys’ latest additive manufacturing solutions for prototyping, as well as tooling and production parts. What are your Biggest Rapid Prototyping Challenges? Prototyping

Aberdeen Research: Seven Reasons to Provide Virtual Prototyping to Your Designers

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Those who’ve experienced this unenviable position will tell you, waiting for physical prototypes and relying on hand calculations can lead to bad product behavior. Aberdeen Research recently conducted a study, “Virtual Prototyping vs. Traditional Product Development Methods” that shows how best-in-class companies are turning to virtual prototyping during the design process to understand exactly how designs will behave in the real world.

How to Improve SOLIDWORKS Designs Even More with Structural FEA

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Optimize your product to increase its performance or use simulation for guiding engineering decisions throughout the design process—all while saving the time and expense of building prototypes. Transfer a model from a SOLIDWORKS desktop onto the 3D EXPERIENCE platform.

SOLIDWORKS Visualize: Seeing is Believing

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Clients must be visually impressed and convinced by a presentation prototype before they buy. Presenting “life-like” design concepts to clients, however, wasn’t fast or easy, and producing physical prototypes of proposed design concepts was time-consuming and expensive. The prohibitive cost and time required to make and showcase such prototypes were holding the company back. The ease of using SOLIDWORKS made it the obvious choice for EM Dynamics.

Custom Prototypes Attempts to Claim AMUG Prize for Second Year with Stunning 3D Printed Stained Glass Window

3D Design 3D Printed Art 3D Printing 3D printed dyeing 3d printed glass 3d printed stained glass Additive Manufacturing Users Group AMUG AMUG 2017 AMUG Conference Custom Prototypes glass sla 3d printing solidworks Somos stained glass stereolithography ZRapidI remember doing several projects in elementary school that involved “stained glass” – e.g., tissue paper dyed with watercolors, or other clever simulations. Of course, no one would.

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Not Just for Prototyping Anymore: Student 3D Prints a Waterproof Smartphone Case

There is really a misconception within the desktop 3D printing space that the technology only has one purpose, and that is for prototyping. 3D Design 3D Printing 3d printed phone case 3d printed samsung case 3d printed smartphone case makerware ninjaflex samsung galaxy s3 smartphone cases solidworks waterproof smartphone case While 3D printing does lend itself to being the perfect solution... View the entire article via our website.

SOLIDWORKS Packages Comparison

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A common question we receive is “What is the difference between SOLIDWORKS ® Standard, Professional and Premium 3D CAD software?” ” In this post I’ll provide a SOLIDWORKS Packages Comparison and outline the features included in each of the three SOLIDWORKS offerings. SOLIDWORKS Packages Comparison. SOLIDWORKS Standard. SOLIDWORKS Standard delivers robust 3D design capabilities, performance, and ease-of-use. SOLIDWORKS Premium.

Benefits of Virtual Simulation vs. Hand Calculations and Physical Prototypes

The Solidworks Blog

Author information Mike Fearon Senior Manager Brand Offer Marketing, Dassault Systemes SOLIDWORKS. The post Benefits of Virtual Simulation vs. Hand Calculations and Physical Prototypes appeared first on The SOLIDWORKS Blog. SOLIDWORKS Aberdeen Group Simulation SOLIDWORKS Simulation Virtual Testing Finding a balance between innovation‚ cost‚ time‚ and quality during development is the difference between new product success and failure.

FIBO Uses SOLIDWORKS to Design and Build Service Robots to Aid During COVID-19

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The FACO, short for FIBO against COVID-19, robotic series consists of four prototype robots. The first prototype, CARVER, an automatic guided vehicle, is designed to deliver food, drugs and medical supplies to COVID-19 patients in hospitals. The second prototype, SOFA, can directly support healthcare workers in caring for COVID-19 patients. How SOLIDWORKS supported the design of the FACO robots. Author information SOLIDWORKS Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corp.

Top 11 Features in SOLIDWORKS 2020: 3D Printing

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With the design cycle getting shorter each day, having a physical prototype in your hand is more important than ever. SOLIDWORKS 2020 makes it easier to go from design to prototype with the latest enhancements to 3D printing. From visualizing your model, preparing it to be printed and finding a vendor, SOLIDWORKS 2020 gives you some great tools to be able to fully adopt and implement 3D printing to your workflow.

Using 3DEXPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS Software for Industrial Design

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Take a look at 3DEXPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS below: Designed for Industrial Designers. Prototyping and Tooling. Prototyping and Tooling. Rapid Prototyping. 3DEXPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS Output Design. SOLIDWORKS 3D Design Industrial Design

Where Dreams Take Flight—Designing Clean, Energy-Efficient Aircrafts with SOLIDWORKS

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However, with the help of Dr. Pongwit Siribodhi of Kasetsart University, the JFox team chose to integrate the SOLIDWORKS software in every step of the design-to-manufacture process. Using SOLIDWORKS software, Dr. Pongwit and the JFox team were able to develop various conceptual 3D designs of the aircraft. After this, they used 3D printing to produce accurate prototypes of the aircraft components for actual testing at Kasetsart University’s Aerospace Engineering department lab.

Experience Metal 3D Printers for Prototyping to Mass Production

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Javelin in known across Canada as the top supplier for SOLIDWORKS software and the full range of Stratasys 3D printers, has just added Desktop Metal 3D printing systems to its additive manufacturing offerings. Desktop Metal 3D printers are reinventing the way engineering and manufacturing teams produce metal parts – from prototyping through mass production. The post Experience Metal 3D Printers for Prototyping to Mass Production appeared first on The Javelin Blog.

Agile Prototyping in the Shared Office Environment – SOLIDWORKS World 2018 Breakout Session

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As companies come to realize the importance of prototyping and agile processes in paving the way for clearer communication, speeding up design processes and ultimately saving the company time and money, it makes sense then that the application of agile development in a shared office environment might pose some challenges or at least some good questions from project stakeholders. You can pre register for the event and add it to your SOLIDWORKS World agenda here.

SOLIDWORKS Simulation Accuracy Report by AFNOR

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Need to know how accurate SOLIDWORKS Simulation really is? This report compares 101 results given by SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2019 with examples provided by AFNOR. To get the full validation report of SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2019 by AFNOR, click here. Simulation tools such as the ones provided by SOLIDWORKS and SIMULIA are critical for engineering companies to bring products to market faster, to improve quality and to reduce prototyping costs and manufacturing defects.

SOLIDWORKS Technology Day for the Canadian Government

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On Wednesday June 7th , Javelin is joining forces with the SOLIDWORKS Technical Management team to host a special event that is reserved for the Canadian Government sector. Whether you are using 2D CAD, already using a few of the SOLIDWORKS tools or managing teams who do, you will benefit from seeing how the experts work through real-life engineering challenges leveraging the latest SOLIDWORKS toolset. SOLIDWORKS Technology Day. Why Attend a SOLIDWORKS Technology Day.

SOLIDWORKS 2016 What’s New – Best 41 New Features – #SW2016

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The new release of SOLIDWORKS 2016 is now available for download and here at CATI the Tech Team is excited for this release. At the beginning of September we starting documenting the best new features of SOLIDWORKS 2016 from part, assembly, and drawing tools to the new features in the SOLIDWORKS family of tools like Simulation, EPDM, SOLIDWORKS Electrical, and SOLIDWORKS Plastics. SOLIDWORKS 2016 What's New – User Interface – #SW2016.

SOLIDWORKS 2017 is Here

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SOLIDWORKS 2017 is the 24th annual release of CAD (MCAD, ECAD), simulation, data management and collaboration tools that delivers the power our users need to drive innovation. Thank you to all SOLIDWORKS users worldwide who invited us into your companies, provided feedback in forums, wrote email suggestions and helped us create SOLIDWORKS 2017. There are over 100 enhancements in SOLIDWORKS Electrical alone. Thank you, you have made SOLIDWORKS 2017 better.

The Magic Behind Holywood Blockbusters Using SOLIDWORKS

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SOLIDWORKS is best known for its ease of use. Here at SOLIDWORKS our goal is to allow users to focus on design instead of the software. When I saw this quote for the first time, I thought it is exactly what we do at SOLIDWORKS. This year we heard a lot of great stories during SOLIDWORKS World, but the one that really stood out for me was this one. Did you know Batman’s car was designed using SOLIDWORKS? SOLIDWORKS is what enables them to meet this challenge.

SOLIDWORKS Visualize Standard vs Professional

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In a previous post we talked about SOLIDWORKS Visualize Standard which is included with SOLIDWORKS Professional and Premium software with an active SOLIDWORKS Subscription Service. But what about SOLIDWORKS Visualize Professional? SOLIDWORKS Visualize Professional. Work with exploded views directly from SOLIDWORKS configurations. SOLIDWORKS Visualize. SOLIDWORKS Visualize. Import SOLIDWORKS Animations.

Intro to Metal Forming Simulation with an Explicit Solver

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The products can be leveraged on SOLIDWORKS® models when connected to the 3D EXPERIENCE platform. This enables you to adapt on the fly during development, which often eliminates the need for multiple physical prototypes.

How SOLIDWORKS Helps Defenture with Military Precision

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That’s where Defenture leaps into the driving seat – and right alongside them for the journey is SOLIDWORKS. It’s a concept that was designed using SOLIDWORKS. The team turned to the stress-testing software of SOLIDWORKS Simulation to create their design. It was perfected within the chassis of the vehicle before so much as a prototype even had to be produced. Utilising SOLIDWORKS for the design process proved to be a masterstroke for Defenture. [link].

SOLIDWORKS 2020 What’s New Top 10 Features

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SOLIDWORKS 2020 provides hundreds of new features to help you design your products faster than ever. In the meantime you can check out what we think are the SOLIDWORKS 2020 Top 10 Features: 01. SOLIDWORKS 2020 Large Assembly Drawings. With the updated Envelope Publisher in SOLIDWORKS 2020, envelopes are no longer limited to components in the same assembly. SOLIDWORKS 2020 Assembly Defeature. SOLIDWORKS 2020 Flexible Components. SOLIDWORKS 2020.

Formlabs will 3D Print Your Custom Parts for SOLIDWORKS World

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Bring your 3D models to life at SOLIDWORKS World 2018! Simply submit your model by January 28, 2018 following the instructions below, and pick it up at the Formlabs booth (#806) any day during SOLIDWORKS World 2018. If you’re headed to SOLIDWORKS World, request your free Formlabs custom sample part by following these steps: 1. Want to learn more about what’s next for 3D printing at SOLIDWORKS World? See you at SOLIDWORKS World 2018!

Testing the eDrawings Virtual Reality Prototype with Google Cardboard

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In the Partner Pavilion at SolidWorks World 2016, the mobile products team demonstrated a prototype of the eDrawings mobile app, with support for Virtual Reality via Google Cardboard. The eDrawings team has worked quickly to integrate this technology into their product, and were able to demonstrate a functional prototype at SolidWorks World 2016. eDrawings Mobile SWW16 Tech iPhone ProductNews SolidWorks

SOLIDWORKS Cloud Design Tools on 3DEXPERIENCE WORKS Platform

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Recently you may have been hearing more about 3D EXPERIENCE WORKS for SOLIDWORKS users and discovering that there are new SOLIDWORKS design tools available on the cloud. With COVID-19 forcing us to work from home this is probably a good time to start researching and testing the new cloud apps that have come onto the market from DS SolidWorks. 3D EXPERIENCE Design Roles from SOLIDWORKS. Do a lot of concept / prototype design. SOLIDWORKS Cloud 3D Creator.

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Optimizing Workstation Performance for SOLIDWORKS

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NASA Crawler Transporter model* from the SPECapc for SOLIDWORKS 2019 benchmark. The engineers using SOLIDWORKS are usually the linchpins in their company’s product development process, yet the departments in which they work typically have limited information about the performance of their central hardware tool: the professional workstation. The group’s SOLIDWORKS benchmark is the result of ongoing cooperation with Dassault Systemes.

Introducing Our New SOLIDWORKS Add-In!


We’re excited to announce that the power of our instant quoting platform is now available as a certified SOLIDWORKS Add-In! Now, for the first time, you can access the Xometry experience seamlessly within SOLIDWORKS. The post Introducing Our New SOLIDWORKS Add-In! We’re always striving to make the design and manufacturing cycle easier to manage. Features Instantly price your design without […]. appeared first on Xometry.

Furniture Accessory Manufacturer Shortens Time to Market by 30 Percent with SOLIDWORKS

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SAMET was an early adopter of 3D CAD in 1998, when the company replaced the Vector Graphics® 2D design software that it had used with the SOLIDWORKS® 3D mechanical design system. “As SOLIDWORKS design software is easy to learn and use, so we decided to standardize on SOLIDWORKS solutions.”. Faster Concepts, Fewer Prototypes. SAMET has reduced the number of prototypes by 50 to 60 percent using the SOLIDWORKS product development system.